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Valentine’s Day at Pressed Juicery + Limited Time Flavor!

Valentine’s Day is almost here! It’s my favorite holiday of the year, so I was SO excited when Pressed Juicery announced a limited time flavor just in time for it. My two favorite things, juice & valentines! There is more exciting news too… another Pressed Juicery location is open in Seattle!! Get all the deets, including how to send your Valentine or Galentine a free juice gram!!  Continue reading Valentine’s Day at Pressed Juicery + Limited Time Flavor!

Pressed Juicery Comes to Seattle! Get the Juicy Details!

I am so excited to share with you that my FAVORITE juice bar from California has arrived in Seattle!! My heart (and tummy) is bursting with joy! If you follow me on social media, you have surely seen me talk about Pressed Juicery before. Every time I would go to California, I would hunt down a freeze and juice. I am so excited to share with you that I now don’t have to go to Cali, it’s available right here in the PNW!

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my favorite green juice from Pressed Juicery!

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My New Favorite Vegan & Gluten Free Cafe on the Eastside

A while back on Twitter, I saw that one of my favorite juice + green smoothie places in Bellevue, Jujubeet, would be moving to a new location. While I’m sad I can no longer walk over & grab a smoothie after spin class, I could not be more excited about this new location + menu. Jujubeet went from having a few food options to having a full blown menu. I no longer have to go to downtown Seattle to get yummy gluten free and vegan food! My favorite place will soon be yours too. Today I am sharing details on the new cafe, the delicious menu and what I’m loving.
 
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The New Jujubeet 

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how cute is this? plenty of space to socialize, hang out or work

The new cafe was beautifully designed by H2 Design + Build. This location has longer hours, a kids menu and an expanded selection of organic juices, smoothies and gluten free vegan foods.  They had a ‘soft opening’ last week, and I was fortunate enough to go. new jujubeet cafe
The Menu

I like to call myself a fit foodie. When I find a place that has my kinda food, I get really excited. The new Jujubeet Cafe menu has delicious food that is good for you too. It’s also a great place to grab a healthy lunch or dinner if you are pressed for time, or want to meet up with friends. Some of the items are treats, meaning they shouldnโ€™t be eaten all the time or in high quantities, but at Jujubeet they are made with high quality ingredients that you can feel good about treating yourself with. 

some of the yummy gluten free/vegan dessert options
Some of the yummy gluten free/vegan dessert options on top shelf. Cashew cheese on bottom.
While I was there, I got to meet one of the owners, Bianca, which was such a blessing. When you meet the person behind a business and really connect with them, it makes you want to support that place even more. I really connect with Bianca’s mission, and her passion inspires me. I am beyond excited about this new space and more people getting introduced into how good healthy food can really taste.
 
Bianca is so genuine and very passionate about her business. She started it because she was a busy mom, spent a lot of time out and about in the car and at coffee shops and there were not a lot of options, especially healthy ones. She decided to fill this need, so they opened the first shop in Bellevue. Since then, they have opened three other locations, Seattle (University District), West Seattle and Redmond. The original location in Bellevue is being replaced by this new store on Main street. The new menu is AMAZING! IMG_3640
Without a doubt, this is going to be my new favorite spot. The space is great for meeting up with friends, a working lunch or grab and go. There are options for any time of day, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, just dessert or a date night. The menu is one that I want to order EVERYTHING. I am thankful that I can come here frequently so I can try it all. Looking at the menu again, I just noticed they have fresh fruit with coconut whipped cream. OMG. 

What I’m Loving 

1) Green Smoothies

I have loved them and always will. They have great combos and unique offerings. My favorites are the Dandelion Detox & Power Green. Looking for a less green smoothie, try Cacao Wow. Itโ€™s delicious and amazing, especially post workout.IMG_3643

2) Gluten Free Crepes

That is really all that needs to be said. These are one of the new additions to the menu; they have a sweet cardamom crepe and a savory harvest crepe. I am particularly excited about these because gluten free crepes are impossible to find!

3) Raw Cashew Cheese Platter

This comes with three different kinds of cashew cheese: truffle basil, pesto, & cracked pepper, a pecan mushroom pate and gluten free bread. I got to try some of the cashew cheese, and you guys itโ€™s AMAZING. I have had a lot of vegan cheese, and this cashew cheese is some of the best. It was smooth and yummy. They will also be offering wine. I want to come here for a date night and get the cheese plate with a glass of wine. YUM!
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pictured here is the carrot hummus platter with a side of the pesto cashew cheese 

4) Coffee!

Now I can support JuJuBeet and my coffee addiction at the same time. They are serving Cafe Umbria coffee and have almond milk, soy milk and coconut milk along with regular milk. They also use the Holy Kakow cacao products in the coffees like mochas. oh and, there is a matcha latte and a turmeric latte on the menu!!! So if you want a warm beverage without the coffee, you have options. IMG_3650

5) Cinnamon Oat Waffle

PARTY PEOPLE – Gluten free waffles have made it to Seattle. This is Bianaโ€™s favorite new menu item, and one of the best sellers since the debut of the new menu in Bellevue.gluten free waffle
 
Come and grab a bite, a smoothie or a coffee at the new Jujubeet cafe. I highly recommend it, you will NOT be disappointed and you might even see me! ๐Ÿ™‚
picture from Jujubeet’s instagram
Jujubeet Cafe
Address:                                                          Hours:

10246 A MAIN ST                                     Sun-Thu 7a-9p
BELLEVUE, WA 98004                          Fri-Sat 7a-10p

The Amazing Gluten Free Eats I Found In SoCal

California has a special place in my heart for a few reasons. One, I went to college there and have a lot of fun memories. Two, the beach! Three, the amazing food options available. There is green juice all over the place, almond milk at all the coffee shops, smoothie bowls galore & so many gluten free options + restaurants! On my most recent trip to SoCal, I got to combine all of my favorite things: college friends, good gluten free food and the beach. 

College Friends

I got to spend time with my college roommate, Ari, and run with her! Since fitness takes me to California fairly frequently, I usually get to see her about once a year. She is one of my favorite reasons to visit San Diego, we always have a lot of fun. We ran the one mile race, saw an improve show and ate delicious food. More on that below.IMG_6492

Good [Gluten Free] Food

This is what this post is really about: all the good gluten free eats I found in SoCal. I hit up most of my favorite places and tried a few new ones as well. 

The Waffle Affair

I flew into LAX on an early flight so by the time I arrived I was starved. I looked for a place on Yelp to grab a bite to eat on the way down to Carlsbad. I found ‘The Waffle Affair‘ that was right next to Fashion Island where I planned to stop for a freeze from Pressed Juicery. They serve specialty gluten free waffles that are DELICIOUS. It was savory and sweet all at the same time. I paired it with an almond milk latte. The perfect start to the day.IMG_3418

Pressed Juicery

Then I stopped at Fashion Island for my freeze. They are my all time favorite thing from California. It is soft serve, and it is only made from all natural ingredients. For example, chocolate flavor only has dates, cacao, and almond milk. My favorite is the greens, it’s like frozen green juice. SO YUMMY!IMG_3425IMG_3429

I picked up a few juices too! 

Urban Plates

I grabbed dinner with Ari that night at Urban Plates. They have a gluten free menu, so it makes ordering easy. I loved their salads. So many options, fresh ingredients & really good. I enjoyed it so much that we even went back another night! This is on my ‘must visit’ list for the next time I’m in SoCal. IMG_6476 IMG_6531

Cafe Gratitude

After the 1-mile race, Ari and I took off to downtown San Diego to try Cafe Gratitude. It is a vegan restaurant that was on my list of new places I wanted to go and it did NOT disappoint. I took me forever to decide what to order, everything on the menu sounded amazing.FullSizeRender-1

95% of the menu is gluten free. My favorite were the kale chips. SO GOOD. I could have eaten another bowl. IMG_6511

Everything we ordered was delicious. I got a tumeric latte and a savory gluten free brioche french toast. (insert heart eyed emoji)IMG_6512

The gratitude vibe filled the whole place. Another new favorite on my ‘must visit’ list when I go to Cali!IMG_3469

Nektar Juice Bar

Saturday night for dinner, I grabbed a green juice and smoothie bowl from Nektar Juice Bar. This whole trip I was in disbelief that I was able to find so. many. smoothie bowls. It was awesome! IMG_6523

Both the bowl and the juice were really good. I loved that they served the juice on ice if you wanted. All the juices and smoothies are gluten free and they have a gluten free granola option for the smoothie bowls.

Swami’s Cafe

Sunday after the All Day 20K, I went to my favorite breakfast place in North County San Diego – Swami’s Cafe. They have gluten free pancakes that are really yummy. My favorite is the omelettes! They offer gluten free toast. FullSizeRender-2

Pieology

For dinner that night, I tried out Pieology, a create your own pizza place. They had gluten free crust and vegan cheese, so I created my own gluten & dairy free pizza with chicken, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, spinach, bacon, tomatoes and red pepper. I was in total heaven – it was DELICIOUS. The crust was perfect, not too thick, not too thin.  This pizza was the best I have had in a long time. I so wish Pieology would come to Seattle! IMG_3592

Healthy Creations

Monday, my last day, I grabbed breakfast at Healthy Creations cafe in Encinitas. I found it on Yelp and got really excited about their menu – everything was gluten free & very healthy. Once I got there, it took me a good 10 minutes to decide what to order. I’m not used to having so many options!! I decided on the breakfast sammie. #yum. I highly recommend this place for their huge gluten free menu and healthy options. It is unassuming but SO good. It is also on my ‘must visit’ list, there is more I want to try on the menu. IMG_3597

Choice Juicery

To finish off the trip, I got a smoothie bowl from Choice Juicery in Carlsbad. The atmosphere is so unique. There is a small building where they make the smoothies + bowls, and the rest is outdoor seating. IMG_3604 IMG_3602

I loved that you could make any smoothie a bowl or any bowl a smoothie. The menu was very customizable. They also sold protein brownies and banana bread! I got a banana bread for the flight home and ordered a PB&J smoothie bowl. IMG_3607

The chia jam was DELICIOUS, it made the whole bowl. I definitely want to come back to Choice Juicery and try more of their menu. The chocolate chip mint bowl and the green milk (kale+almond milk) are on my ‘must try’ list!

The Beach

IMG_3613Need I say more. We definitely don’t have this in Seattle. I love the sand, the crashing waves, the sunsets & the beach culture. It is my happy place. So much inspiration, beauty and peace. I can’t get enough.IMG_6471 IMG_3609